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Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2019: Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation for Regional Prosperity

17 September 2019 to 18 September 2019
New Delhi
India

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APFFF) is the leading regional platform for the exchange of information, experiences and practice on trade facilitation. The APTFF has been organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and growing number of partners since 2009. The Forum attracts over 250 participants from over 30 countries.

The 9th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum will focus on how digital and sustainable trade facilitation measures and practices can bring prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum will investigate opportunities from trade digitalization for sustainable progress of the region, and challenges ahead in materializing such opportunities. The Forum will feature panel discussions, interactive and informative sessions allowing the participants to share experiences and perspectives on different aspects of trade facilitation, including trade finance, cross-border e- commerce and paperless trade, transit, innovative application of emerging technologies, etc. The Forum will bring relevant regional initiatives and implementation cases to each session to make it a unique opportunity to share knowledge and practical lessons. The Forum will also include a number of side-events providing more in-depth exploration of the pertinent trade facilitation issues.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
17 Sep 2019 Session 1: Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific – State of Play and Prospect Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: Key Findings from the UN Global Survey 2019 Yann Duval
17 Sep 2019 Session 1: Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific – State of Play and Prospect Trade Digitalization in the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program Aileen Pangilinan
17 Sep 2019 Session 1: Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific – State of Play and Prospect Panel Discussion Points
17 Sep 2019 Session 2: Digital Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation-Lessons from Implementation Digital Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation Xiaobing Tang
17 Sep 2019 Session 2: Digital Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation-Lessons from Implementation Cross-Border Paperless Trade and Role of a UN Treaty for Trade Digitalization Tahseen Khan
17 Sep 2019 Session 2: Digital Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation-Lessons from Implementation Panel Discussion Points
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
18 Sep 2019 Session 3: Aligning Trade Facilitation with Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in Trade Facilitation for Agriculture, SMEs and Women Facilitating Safe Trade: Experiences and Lessons from STDF's Work Melvin Spreij
18 Sep 2019 Session 3: Aligning Trade Facilitation with Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in Trade Facilitation for Agriculture, SMEs and Women Aligning Trade Facilitation with Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in Trade Facilitation for Agriculture, SMEs, and Women Mohit Sippy
18 Sep 2019 Session 3: Aligning Trade Facilitation with Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in Trade Facilitation for Agriculture, SMEs and Women Online Marketplace for Smart Government Buyers Suresh Kumar
18 Sep 2019 Session 3: Aligning Trade Facilitation with Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in Trade Facilitation for Agriculture, SMEs and Women Panel Discussion Points
18 Sep 2019 Session 4: Facilitating Trade Finance fo Inclusive Growth: Bridging Gaps Through Technology Bridging Trade Finance Gaps Through Technology Kijin Kim
18 Sep 2019 Session 4: Facilitating Trade Finance fo Inclusive Growth: Bridging Gaps Through Technology What Technology Can (and Can't) Do for Inclusive Growth Emily Chin
18 Sep 2019 Session 4: Facilitating Trade Finance fo Inclusive Growth: Bridging Gaps Through Technology Panel Discussion Points
18 Sep 2019 Session 5: Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce: Emerging Innovations for Seamless Cross-Border Transactions Embracing the E-Commerce Revolution in Asia and the Pacific Jong Woo Kang
18 Sep 2019 Session 5: Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce: Emerging Innovations for Seamless Cross-Border Transactions An Introduction of Applying New Technologies to Intelligent Customs Guan Chengzhu
18 Sep 2019 Session 5: Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce: Emerging Innovations for Seamless Cross-Border Transactions Panel Discussion Points
18 Sep 2019 Session 6: APTFF Trade Facilitation Innovation Awards IPPC ePhyto Solution: Implementing the Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS) in the Asia Pacific region Craig Fedchock
18 Sep 2019 Session 6: APTFF Trade Facilitation Innovation Awards CoDEx: Container Digital Exchange J David Raja
18 Sep 2019 Session 6: APTFF Trade Facilitation Innovation Awards Enhancing Digital Connectivity for China-ASEAN Trade Leong Seng Loo

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